We all know how important video is to a video conference. But what is MORE important than video?
If people can’t hear you effectively, it doesn’t matter how awesome your Pexip video is, you won’t be able to communicate. And that's what video conferencing is all about - good communication.
In this episode of The Hoffice and how to get the best out of your home office environment, we explore microphones.
The microphone built into your laptop is fine and helpful when you’re on the move but the quality isn’t ideal. It’s often affected by desk-based noise.
If you have a separate webcam, it’s likely this will have an inbuilt microphone and the advantage of this over the mic in your laptop is that it is likely to pick up noise from your desk as you speak.
Cable headphones with microphone, like the ones you use with your phone, generally work better and are portable too. Not everyone’s a fan of in-ear though and the mic can rub against your clothes which creates a scratchy audio sound.
There are several other options to help you sound great on your video conferences. For a comparison on headphones versus other sound gear such as cabled headphones with mic, in-ear headphones, Bluetooth headphones and speaker phones, check out this video.
Optimise your video conferencing experience. Watch this episode to ensure good acoustics and high-performance audio to match your video experience.